Brad Keselowski photo by Steve LangleyBrad Keselowski had a good showing at Nashville Superspeedway last weekend, posting a third place finish after starting 19th in the field, but quickly headed to the front of the line with a fast car and great pit stops during the entire day.

“Joey Logano and Kyle Busch were pretty much the class of the field,” Keselowski said. “I just couldn’t get to them on those last couple restarts. I’m really pleased with this third-place run though for sure. I’m even more proud of my guys and the work they did on pit road. Getting me those five spots early in the race was key to our success and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work week in and week out.”

Keselowski has up to this point had a rough start to his Nationwide Series season finishing 22nd at Daytona and two 27th place finishes at Fontana and Las Vegas which left him 22nd in points to leader Carl Edwards. “I hate it for my guys, my sponsors and the fans,” Keselowski said after Las Vegas. “I continue to learn each week and I’m just hopeful that I will be able to put together a run that shows how good these cars and my team really are.” With his finish from last week, he hopes the momentum has started that will help him and his team to continue to climb up the points ladder.

“You know, we’ve had a couple of bad races there, and if you just eliminated one of those bad races, we’d be third in points,” Keselowski said.” But, it’s a long season and every week is important.” “We’ve got plenty of time to catch up if things keep going the way they are going now.”

Last year, Brad started the Phoenix race 2nd and finished 12th . With the momentum he’s got going on his side this year, look for him to make for a better showing, possibly bringing home the big trophy. But he still has to hold off the ever threating Kyle Busch, in his Joe Gibbs prepared Toyota, who has had a great start to his year in everything he has driven. Keselowski is 226 points behind points leader Carl Edwards, with Busch second, David Ragan third, Jason Leffler fourth, and Brad in the number five spot.